The Uborla Awards: A Parody of Ashesi’s Prestigious Ubora Awards Done Well

On the 11th of November 2016, Ashesi’s Class of 2018 had its class party – part of a series of parties each year group is supposed to host during the first semester. It was titled UBORLA which was in fact a parody of the famous UBORA AWARDS which is held in Ashesi every year to show appreciation to the various students, staff and Alums who have worked hard. It was a highly anticipated event for two reasons: first being that the class of 2018 was hosting the awards; they are known for their extremely wild yet beautiful events. Secondly it was a parody of UBORA, who wouldn’t want to experience that?

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The party was in two parts: A 10-minutes matriculation with all 2018’s black clad and attempting to form the figure 2018 with balloons and their bodies. With Joshua Mahama leading the way and Azonto-style music in the background, the parade went as planned and was enjoyed by all. The second and main part was the awards night, which took place at the Engineering Block Amphitheatre.

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The MC’s for the night were Teni Agana and Warihana, both of the class of 2018. The dress code for the night was pajamas, and the famous Berekuso DJ handled music and sound. The categories were: Class Clown, Best Couple, Sportsman of the Year, Most Versatile, Close to ‘Homecho’, Best Gang, Most Vibrant Class, Most Creative Snap, Transformation Wednesday and Most Nominated Nominee. The activities for the night were a song performance by Nadine Madjoub – which she nailed, break dancing by Gilbert and Jeremy, shaking by Nadia, Benedict, Donald and Mahama. Eugene Akorli, the Class Clown, did not fail to make everyone laugh that night; Jawad Koney emerged as the most nominated person, appearing in almost all the categories.

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Those who came for the event did not regret it as they had a good dose of fun, laughter and comedy.

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Shout to Nadia, Mahama, Pearl, Nana Ado, Betty and all those who planned the event. Well done.

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Photography: Charles-Martin Buckle

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